Sui­cide bomber kills seven in north

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A sui­cide bomber has killed at least seven peo­ple in a small town in north­ern Cameroon near the Nige­ria bor­der, a lo­cal of­fi­cial and a mil­i­tary source said on Sun­day.

The at­tack oc­curred on Sat­ur­day near Am­chide in Cameroon’s Far North re­gion, which has be­come a tar­get for Boko Haram sui­cide bombers, many of whom are young women forced to en­ter pop­u­lated ar­eas with ex­plo­sives strapped to their bod­ies.

No group has claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack and the iden­tity of the bombers is un­known.

An­other sui­cide bomb ex­ploded in the town of Waza in north Cameroon on Sat­ur­day, but no ca­su­al­ties were re­ported other than the bomber, the sources said.

De­spite mil­i­tary gains by the Nige­rian army and a re­gional force, at­tacks by Boko Haram con­tinue un­abated. Last month, sui­cide bombers killed at least 12 peo­ple and wounded over 40 others in Waza.

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